Disproportionate Minority Contact in the U.S. Juvenile Justice System: A Review of the DMC Literature, 2001 to 2014, Part II
This research was funded through Cooperative Agreement No. 2009–JF–FX–0103 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Journal of Crime and Justice
The current study provides a systematic review of 107 studies. Studies were drawn from academic journals, reports, and edited books from January 2001 to December 2014. The main question addressed by the review asks, ‘What does recent literature tell us about minority status and juvenile justice processing?’ The purpose of this article is to review recent studies that examine the roles that race and ethnicity play in the juvenile justice decision-making process. The results illustrate the overall complexity of the issues surrounding DMC. A matrix was developed to extract key features from each of the studies, which are presented in Part II. The study site, racial groups, decision points investigated, staged extracted, race effects, and results are included in the matrix.
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Spinney, E., Cohen, M., Feyerherm, W., Stephenson, R., Yeide, M., & Shreve, T. (2018). Disproportionate minority contact in the US juvenile justice system: a review of the DMC literature, 2001 to 2014, Part II. Journal of Crime and Justice, 41(5), 596-626.